The American private security contractor, Erik Prince, a close ally of former US President Donald Trump, has violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya, UN investigators have found in a new report.
The confidential report to the Security Council, obtained by The New York Times and The Washington Post, said on Friday that Prince deployed a force of foreign mercenaries and weapons to warlord Khalifa Haftar, who has started an aggression on April 04, 2019 to overthrow the UN-recognised Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA).
The 80-million-dollar operation included plans to form a hit squad to track and kill Libyan commanders opposed to Haftar – including some who were also European Union citizens, The New York Times said.
The accusation exposes Prince to possible UN sanctions, including a travel ban, according to the report.
Backwater boss, Eric Prince, also did not cooperate with the UN inquiry and his lawyer declined to comment to The New York Times for comments.